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RATINGS: 1934   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (534) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours black with a 1/4" brown head. Aroma of coffee, burnt malt and bourbon. Taste is very roasty, with burnt malt, coffee. Okay palate. Seems overly roasted to me, not a crazy amount of bourbon. And much drier than a lot of imperial stouts.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kgoelz (13) - USA - APR 28, 2015
2015 was a huge let down i felt there no body it more light then heavy and all chocolate and coffee no bourbon at all which what i look for and love huge let down this year

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
this rating is only for this yearís kbs. iíve enjoyed it thoroughly in the past. this year it tasted awful. tons of fusal alcohol cloaked with aspartame and fake coffee flavor. really gross. drain pour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7514) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy. This isnít the first time Iíve had this, so Iím surprised to learn that I hadnít rated it. Full bodied with nice hard roast character, leaning more toward coffee with some underlying chocolate, vanilla sweetness offsets the bitterness. The barrel is very subtle here, and the beer benefits from that fact. Superbly balanced and enjoyable. Worthy of the hype.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2755) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Flaske> Brunsort klar oel med et fint skumhoved. Lidt tynd taget de hoeje procenter i betragtning. God duft af bourbon og godt integreret smag. Fin oel men ikke wauw paa nogen maade.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acearl (409) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into snifter, black hue with creamy to frothy dark tan head, no lacing, smelled more initially like coffee, then to chocolate and vanilla, started at 64 degrees, very well balanced, smooth texture, oak more prevalent as it sat, sticky marshmallow holding vanilla over top of the chocolate, oak vanilla and bourbon, very nice, life up to the hype for the most part, balance and texture were the main characteristics that stood out

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teslatam (3) - USA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
so good. of course I taste coffee. KBS smells so good. I totally love his beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (142) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Thick black with 3 inch brown head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas with a soft bourbon note. Creamy mouthfeel, coffee and bourbon are balanced. Very good but not the best.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
S_Side_Smitty (552) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours black with a thick creamy tan head that sticks around. Aroma is coffee, molasses, rich roasted malts & nuances of chocolate. Taste is all of the above perfectly blended. Coffee first, slightly bitter malts in the mid, followed by sweet chocolate for the finish. A sweet smooth ride all the way through. A true American experience. Masterful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxodom (39) - - APR 24, 2015
pours jet black with some head. always solid in all all categories, and always delightful. This beer is well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (2881) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
On tap at MacGregorís. Great aroma, booze, coffee, chocolate just to name a few. Deep dark pour with a thin tan head. Taste is chocolate, oak, coffee, booze and slight vanilla. Palate is thick, very thick. The booze really stands out here. From the 1st sip cold. I let it sit 45 minutes. Last sip warm, still boozy. A real sipper.


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